Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe has been hailed by the Lonely Planet Guide in its latest edition.
The Guide also lavishes praise on Cork as a visitor destination.
“Myrtle Allen is a living legend, acclaimed internationally for her near single-handed creation of fine Irish cooking,” it says.
In its latest guide to Cork, it calls Ballymaloe House “somewhere special” .
Cork City os described as a “thriving metropolis made glorious by location and its almost Rabelaisian devotion to the finer things in life”.
“There’s a bit of a hipster scene but the best of the city is still happily traditional.”
The Blarney Stone is described in the guide as “proof of the power of a good yarn”.
In its chapter on Dublinl, the travel bible declares the city is “sultry rather than sexy”.